Tiny Home Rentals Soar in Popularity |
By Broadry Outdoors
Small houses have entered the holiday landscape in a big way. As vacationers look for ways to have more unique experiences on their travels, they seek to make their accommodation as special as their destination. A tiny house vacation rental is a social media-worthy destination in its own right, with all the comforts of a much larger home cleverly minimized in a fascinating and welcoming space. It’s no wonder that Google searches for “rentals of small homes” have increased 113% over the past five years.
Ready to try a mini-house vacation yourself? Here are a few trending cottage rentals across the country to consider for your next vacation.
Leavenworth Tiny House Village is a little gem that lies just east of Seattle with the beautiful Cascade Mountains. It’s an Instagram-worthy backdrop to the secluded Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth, Washington. There are five small houses to choose from, each with its own Bavarian theme and decor. During the warmer months, outdoor enthusiasts can kayak or paddle boat on Alpine Trout Lake and Otter Pond, both located within the campsite. Hikers can explore seven miles of trails, fish, raft and sunbathe on the shores of Lake Wenatchee. In winter, guests can ski at Stevens Pass Ski Resort or ice fish at Fish Lake.
The Mt. Hood Tiny House Village outside of Portland, Oregon offers a unique way to experience the art and culinary vibes of Portland while surrounded by nature in the Pacific Northwest. This village has seven small houses. The larger of the smaller homes measures just 360 square feet, while the smallest measures only 175. Guests staying in one of the homes have access to a variety of on-site amenities including a swimming pool, a hot tub, fitness center, playground, game room, volleyball, horseshoes, as well as a convenience store and restaurant. A 27 hole golf course, over 700 landscaped hiking trails, ski trails, bird watching, mountain biking, fishing, lakes and streams are all nearby.
The cottages at the Verde Valley RV & Camping Resort in Cottonwood, Arizona, just outside of Sedona, are another option. Located on the Verde River, this 300 acre oasis in the high desert of Arizona. It is surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Red Rocks to the north, the Mingus Mountains to the west and the Hackberry Mountains to the south. Guests will appreciate the moderate climate all year round and the proximity to the valley.
The Natchez Trace Tiny House Village is already on our radar and is slated to open later this year. The Little Houses are tucked away just over an hour southwest of Nashville in Hohenwald, Tennessee, which offers plenty of amenities and activities for families. The village has six small houses, all 30 feet long. Each can accommodate two to six people. The houses are fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and satellite TV. The campsite offers kayak rentals and pontoon tours of the surrounding area.
The Tuxbury Tiny House Village is located along the quiet shores of Tuxbury Pond in South Hampton, New Hampshire (about an hour north of Boston). Once there, you can rent a kayak to get out on the water, lounge by the pool, or just relax. The five tiny houses in Tuxbury Tiny House Village all have their own names (so be prepared to book Emerson, Henry, Clara, Riley or Murphy). Homes vary from 180 to 310 square feet. They have sleeping for four, a kitchenette, a full bathroom and a flat-screen TV.
Located on the shores of the Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina, at the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge, is the Sunshine Key Tiny House Village. Located on its own 75-acre island near Big Pine Key, the unique RV resort is the perfect getaway destination. The five small houses can accommodate two to six people and are decorated in a bright, tropical color palette. The perfect seaside getaway, these tiny homes are each individually named, Hemingway, Isla, Kai, Lucy and Pearl, have their own unique personalities, and measure less than 350 square feet! The colorful little houses have lofts, terraces, an open-air atmosphere, and stunning waterfront views from which to take in those famous Keys sunsets. On-site amenities include a swimming pool, athletic fields, boat rentals, and a marina, and of course, plenty of lounging on the sand.
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